Touring Mongkok Hong Kong was one of my favorite things we did. It’s such a cool area! I hope if you’re ever planning to visit this exciting city you include Mongkok.
Mongkok is located in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong. I believe at one point this place was named the busiest district in the World by Guinness World Record, and maybe it still is, who knows. I believe it. It was packed with people. There are shops, restaurants, you name it, it’s here.
Mongkok is most famous for shopping, specifically for what’s called the ladies market. I know it sounds weird, but it’s just shopping, I swear. In general, China is known for its street shopping, and this area is one of the best. Merchants line up just waiting to haggle, and these vendors sell everything – from knockoff designer goods to goldfish, birds, kitchenware, even the latest fashions, jewelry, and wedding dresses! I’m not kidding when I say you can find anything here!
The atmosphere is so lively it’s addictive. Despite being completely exhausted, we couldn’t help but perk up as soon as we got off the MTR.
Initially, we planned for a quick visit. We just wanted to see it and go, because we were so tired. However, once here we ended up having so much fun that we stayed until the street vendors packed up for the night.
Hong Kong, I love you!